Innovative technologies and modern systems allow to heat the room in various ways. So, many install radiators and mount a warm floor. But there is one effective option that can be used for heating - baseboard. Due to its compactness and placement around the perimeter, heat quickly spreads throughout the room. Everyone can install a warm plinth with their own hands, it is enough to study the process of work, as well as familiarize themselves with the instructions. This article will discuss the basic installation methods, features and advantages of this technology.
A warm plinth is not much different from the usual one. The height of each element can be from 10 to 25 cm. The heat carrier is fixed on the inside, which is responsible for the high-quality and uniform distribution of heat in the room. Warm air is not located solely at the bottom of the room. The veil of heat gradually rises along the wall. Thus, walls from all sides are protected from drafts and wind, which can penetrate through cracks. The temperature of the entire system ranges from +40 to + 70º C, and the room can warm up to 24º C.
Before proceeding with the installation of such a system on its own, it is necessary to accurately calculate the amount of heat loss. This will allow you to calculate how many slats you need for each room. It is necessary to make installation only after completion of all finishing works. This stage is performed during the repair process.
As a result of the work of the warm baseboards in the room, the optimum air temperature and good microclimate will always be maintained.
Most often, the heated baseboard acts as additional heating, but in some cases it can be used as the main source of heat. For the organization of work several types of energy sources can be used:
But if we talk about the advantages and positive aspects of such a heating system, here it can be noted:
If the Smart Home system is in the room, then the work of warm baseboards is connected to it for convenience. This will allow you to constantly monitor the air temperature in each room.
Although The previous section lists 4 heat sources, only two are most common:
For the first option, simple water or antifreeze will do. In addition, the water system can be connected to the private boiler equipment or connected to the central heating system. You can adjust the fluid in the baseboards automatically or with the help of thermo-ventilators.
The electric variant provides for the presence of heating elements. At the bottom is the heating element, mounted on top of the copper tube. Inside there is a heat-resistant cable with silicone insulation.
When designing the electrical modification, all electrical safety measures were taken into account. But nevertheless for damp rooms it is worth considering installation of a plinth with the water heat carrier.
Another advantage of the baseboard heating system is the simplicity and ease of installation of the system. This is only possible with ready layouts. They can be removed from the floor or the bottom of the wall. Do not forget that between the wall and the heater must be pasted a layer of insulation.
If the plinth system is prepared, and the wiring of the heating system pipes is finished and the pipes are laid out at all points, then you can proceed to the installation and connection of heat exchangers. First of all, it is necessary to apply the marking, and then begin to fix the back side of the panel and decorative corners.
Warm skirting under the windows
The next step is to mount the plate convectors. In the role of fasteners, you can use simple dowels. For each element, it is necessary to calculate the mount and constantly check the flatness with the help of the building level. Now you can proceed to connect. Professionals recommend the use of couplings, they will provide a secure fit and tightness. At the last stage, the installation of front panels with self-tapping screws takes place. In advance, you need to paste over the inner side of the panel with heat-reflecting foil.
In order for the efficiency of the heating system to be as high as possible, it is necessary to correctly calculate the power when purchasing baseboards. Comfortable air temperature will be constantly maintained in the presence of the required number of plinths.
Because of the costly copper heaters, not everyone can afford to install baseboard heating in every room. But those who decided to create a comfortable environment, it is worth considering the option of self-installation. This will reduce costs. A huge number of advantages speaks in favor of a warm plinth, besides the compactness and modern design make it a harmonious addition to any interior.
In the provided video material, you will be able to learn other features on the use of warm plinth: